Saturday, October 17, 2015

South Carolina Flooding

Friday, October 16, 2015

Dear Friends,

We have received pictures of the work done by the Bob Jones’ students.  They have been a wonderful blessing.  Bob Jones University is located in Greenville, SC.

Dr. David Smith, who is directing the work for ORH, spoke over the phone about the hard work of the young people.  He said they were stripping out the church damage and preparing it for reconstruction.  David said that their enthusiasm and hard work was great.

After the students are finished, the hard work to rebuild begins.  We want to say thank you to the students and Bob Jones.  Please download the PDF to see pictures of their efforts.

Gantt Street Baptist now has almost 52 pallets of food and water in their fellowship hall.  They will be distributing this to those still in need.  Pray for the good work of this church and Anchor Baptist Missions.  And thanks to all who have contacted ORH about trucks of supplies to deliver.

It is always wonderful to work with good people.  Trinity Baptist Church in Williamston, SC is one of those groups of good people.  Read Pastor Robbie Robertson’s report to ORH.

“Hey Brother Jan, Just wanted to let you know that a business man in our church (wholesale grocer) donated a tractor trailer load of water last week which was transported by Bro Barton's ministry to Gantt St BC.  Also a customer of the same grocery store donated a second trailer load of water which was delivered to Lykesland BC on Monday to the Hearts with Hands distribution team in a donated tractor trailer from Pulliam Trucking in Greenwood and it was driven by my Father.  Today he is taking a trailer load of water and supplies that have been collected at the trucking company to a Red Cross drop-off in Charleston after being contacted by them needing these supplies.    Also, several local churches have networked together (White Plains BC in Pelzer, Trinity BC in Williamston and East Georgia Rd Baptist in Simpsonville) have collected nearly 500 cases of water and distributed to the midlands through different work teams.  NO recognition needed just letting you know about these other efforts.  Robbie Robertson,”

Also, please read Pastor Westmoreland of Sumter Baptist Temple, Sumter, SC.  Although his church was not damaged some of his people have been evacuated from their homes.

“Both of the Burdick’s homes were completely flooded under several feet of water on 10/04/2015.  Ken and Tammy have flood insurance.  The parents (Jim and Evelyn) do not.  Ken and Tammy are shouldering the burden of rebuilding his parent’s home.

Ken and Tammy are faithful members of our church for many years.  They have a great testimony on our community.  Ken organizes and runs our men’s prayer breakfasts and is a police officer at SPD.  Tammy is a nurse at Tuomey Hospital in Sumter.  These are fine Christian folks, and Ken’s parents are very sweet people as well, though dementia affects them both.”

We want to help this family, if you make it possible.

If you would like to form a work team to help any of these people please consider the following.

Before making plans please contact Operation Renewed Hope at 910-987-5072 and Pastor David Smith at 803-665-2919.

We suggest the following course of action.  1. Please put together teams that can work with studding, insulation, sheetrock, and finishing of sheetrock.  2. Also, I would suggest that one person find out the length of time for the newly exposed studs to dry before covering them with new sheetrock.  3. I would also recommend that when the teams come that they attempt to help with the materials that the team will install.

Please, talk with Pastor Smith about your intentions and plans, ORH personnel will be in the Philippines with one of our medical teams from October 24 til December 1.  His email is

Again, thank God for those who are helping.  Please download the PDF for publication to the church.

If you wish to donate by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate your gift as either “Domestic Relief” or “International Relief.”

If you wish to donate by check, please send to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate your gift as either “Domestic Relief” or “International Relief.”

God bless you,

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
P.O Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309



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